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Archive for August, 2008

What a Croc

By Linda Tancs

To hear the folks in Denver tell it, the city is full of crocs. Not the scaly kind, but the walkable kind. Great for walking a Mile High. Or take the Crocs ™ city tour, stopping at locations such as the zoo, botanical gardens, the aquarium, Cherry Creek, or the Pepsi Center. This kid-friendly tour includes collectible Jibbitz ™ charms at each stop. Fashion never looked so fun.

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Take it Slow on the Uptake

By Linda Tancs

Does the dizzying array of travel information on the Web have you in a tizzy? Slow down on the uptake before you hit that “book now” button. Uptake synthesizes travel information in a user-friendly format that goes beyond price comparisons. After all, money isn’t everything.

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Lincoln’s Little Cottage

By Linda Tancs

“Cottage” isn’t exactly the right word for a sprawling 34-room estate occupied by Abraham Lincoln as a getaway from the pressures of political life.  Situated on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C. and declared a National Monument by President Clinton, the Gothic Revival retreat has been refurbished and reopened to the public.  Although elitists clamor for a night in Lincoln’s bedroom at the White House, they may have missed the boat in truly experiencing the man and his times.  Lincoln spent the better part of his presidency holed up in his Civil war-era equivalent of Camp David.  You can’t sleep there, but then again, the price of admission isn’t nearly as steep.

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Pony Express Travel

By Linda Tancs

In Germany travelers can relive that bygone era of horse-drawn mail coaches. Enjoy the syncopated rhythm of a dual horse-powered cab reminiscent of those delivering royal Saxon mail in the 19th century. At a leisurely pace of 5 kilometers per hour, you can choose a short jaunt around Bad Schlema, a half-day excursion to Albernau or a full day’s enjoyment of the natural resources at Talsperre Sosa. Relax and enjoy the ride.

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George Washington Slept Here

By Linda Tancs

It’s been 225 years since George Washington spent the final months of the Revolutionary War outside Princeton at Rockingham estate (Route 603, Kingston, NJ).  Get ready to mark the occasion during the weekend of 23 August when George is expected back in the house.  The arrival ceremony begins on Saturday at 11 a.m., followed by a re-enactment of an officers’ dinner later in the afternoon as well as various demonstrations.  Greet the General in the study.  Admission is free.

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Festive Munich

Munich, the capital of Bavaria, is perhaps best known for its festive beer halls. But the city is equally prized for its Gothic, Baroque and Romanesque-styled buildings, its royal boulevards and outdoor markets. The city’s motto is “Munich Likes You.” Find out why at Travelrific® Travel Show.

Forest Life in Barbados

By Linda Tancs

Nature and wildlife lovers will be interested to note that the tiniest snake in the world has been discovered (in an official sense, at least) in a thicket of forest in Barbados.  Resembling an earthworm, the barely four-inch, spaghetti-like reptile has been given the scientific moniker Leptotyphlops carlae.  A similar species is endemic to the island of Martinique.  Just another reason to keep your shoes on.

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